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Students Artworks Featured in Annual MIU4 Exhibit

Winter Red Bird by Maryjane EichenauerSeveral works by Mars Area School District students received honors in Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV’s 2023 Arts Exhibit, held March 18-22 at Grove City College’s Pew Fine Arts Center.

First-grader Maryjane Eichenauer was selected for the Melanie Turner Creative Expressions Award for her work, “Winter Red Bird.”

Juror’s Choice awards were presented to junior Adam McElhinny for “Untitled,” fifth-grader Kadins Fetterhoff for “Thiebaud Cake,” fourth-grader Dolly Searle for “Birch Trees,” third-grader Elijah Will for “Lily Pad,” second-grader Emma Cyr for “Seasonal Trees,” first-grader Caleb Tak for “Fall Leaf Prints,” first-grader Kenan Badrane for “Fall Leaf Prints,” and kindergartner Xavier Smida for “Polar Bear.”

Honorable mentions went to junior Skyler Cooper for “Untitled,” eighth-grader Courtney Stewart for “Dog,” eighth-grader GraceAnn Brudney for “Rainbow Monster,” sixth-grader Gavin Fetterhoff for “Batman,” sixth-grader Vikram Nunna for “Swan,” fifth-grader Matthew Konitzky for “Thiebaud Cake,” fifth-grader Jackson Kaunert for “”One-Point Perspective,” second-grader Cameron Dickinson for “Blue Fish,” fourth-grader Rocco Briggs for “Birch Trees,” fourth-grader Liam Settlemire for “Animal Collage,” third-grader Thomas Reddinger for “Egg Yolk,” third-grader Evan Will for “Clay Water Lily Inspired by the Works of Claude Monet,” second-grader Frankie Meledandri for “Reindeer,” second-grader Frank Cohen for “Winter Wonderland,” second-grader Dexton Celender for “Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall,” second-grader Chacen Sicignaro for “Seasonal Trees,” second-grader Lyla Sefchok for “Seasonal Trees,” first-grader Beau Briggs for “Winter Red Cardinal,” first-grader Audrey McGivern for “Fall Leaf Prints,” third-grader Margaret Coopey for “Clay Water Lily Inspired by the Works of Claude Monet,” kindergartner Colby Hays for “Alma Woodsey Thomas Landscape,” kindergartner Nicholas Sandorf for “Alma Woodsey Thomas Landscape,” and kindergartner Zidan Rizvi for “Value Pumpkins,”

The annual exhibit features artworks by students at schools throughout Butler, Lawrence and Mercer County schools and may be viewed online at